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    This is an untutored group specifically for individual artists to work from the model. We wish to encourage artists to pursue their own vision.

    The session typically starts with a series of short poses, followed by an extended pose after the coffee break.

    Artist tables, drawing boards and stools are available in the studio. Artists bring their own materials. (Most materials can be bought from the Centre’s art shop).

    We welcome artists working at all stages. The environment has developed into a quiet, productive and friendly one.

    Call 01296 589806 for more details or visit the group's 'Meet Up' page by clicking here.


    There will be no Sat workshops on: 16 Dec or 17 Feb

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    There will be no Sat workshops on: 13 Apr, 20 Apr, 11 May, 1 Jun

    For ages 7-11*
    * Ages 5+ can attend the Creative Art & Craft sessions, when accompanied by an adult.

    Our Saturday Makers' Club offers young artists a variety of fun, hands-on workshops, exploring a wide range materials and techniques from an array of artistic disciplines. Students have the chance to develop their own ideas with guidance from our experienced tutors.

    We offer Pottery and Creative Art & Craft every week, plus a third class which varies throughout the term - be it woodcarving, crochet or special themed crafts to celebrate a special time of year.

    PLEASE NOTE: These are popular classes and - due to child safeguarding guidelines - numbers are limited. We operate on a first-come-first-serve basis. In the event a particular class fills up you will need to select an alternative creative activity.


    Upcoming classes:


    16 March
    Pottery with Elizabeth Browning & Patrick Hayward
    Creative Art & Craft with Pippa North
    Indian Block Printing with Julia Philips

    23 March
    Pottery with Elizabeth Browning & Patrick Hayward
    Creative Art & Craft with Pippa North
    Woodcarving with Jeremy Turner
    Yoga* with Hannah Rogers
    * Please Note: this class runs from 9.30am - 10.00am. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one.

    30 March
    Pottery with Elizabeth Browning & Patrick Hayward
    Creative Art & Craft with Pippa North

    6 April
    Pottery with Elizabeth Browning & Patrick Hayward
    Creative Art & Craft with Pippa North
    Woodcarving with Jeremy Turner
    Yoga* with Hannah Rogers
    * Please Note: this class runs from 9.30am - 10.00am. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one.

    13 April
    NO CLASSES

    20 April
    NO CLASSES

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    There will be no Sat workshops on: 13 Apr, 20 Apr, 11 May, 1 Jun

    For ages 7-11*
    * Ages 5+ can attend the Creative Art & Craft sessions, when accompanied by an adult.

    Our Saturday Makers' Club offers young artists a variety of fun, hands-on workshops, exploring a wide range materials and techniques from an array of artistic disciplines. Students have the chance to develop their own ideas with guidance from our experienced tutors.

    We offer Pottery and Creative Art & Craft every week, plus a third class which varies throughout the term - be it woodcarving, crochet or special themed crafts to celebrate a special time of year.

    PLEASE NOTE: These are popular classes and - due to child safeguarding guidelines - numbers are limited. We operate on a first-come-first-serve basis. In the event a particular class fills up you will need to select an alternative creative activity.


    Upcoming classes:


    16 March
    Pottery with Elizabeth Browning & Patrick Hayward
    Creative Art & Craft with Pippa North
    Indian Block Printing with Julia Philips

    23 March
    Pottery with Elizabeth Browning & Patrick Hayward
    Creative Art & Craft with Pippa North
    Woodcarving with Jeremy Turner
    Yoga* with Hannah Rogers
    * Please Note: this class runs from 9.30am - 10.00am. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one.

    30 March
    Pottery with Elizabeth Browning & Patrick Hayward
    Creative Art & Craft with Pippa North

    6 April
    Pottery with Elizabeth Browning & Patrick Hayward
    Creative Art & Craft with Pippa North
    Woodcarving with Jeremy Turner
    Yoga* with Hannah Rogers
    * Please Note: this class runs from 9.30am - 10.00am. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one.

    13 April
    NO CLASSES

    20 April
    NO CLASSES

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    PLEASE NOTE: The Pottery room is not available on Saturday 23rd March. Students can use the Glaze room instead.

    An open pottery class for experienced potters only.

    Fantastic facilities available, including five wheels. Students should pay at reception on arrival.

    This is a drop-in workshop, no advanced booking is necessary.

    This is a drop-in, pay-as-you-go class - no need to sign up or pay in advance, just come along on the day and join in!

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    Three-week course: 20 Apr, 27 Apr, 4 May, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
    with Leila Ward

    Learn the basic techniques of painting with acrylics.
    This course will give you an introduction to acrylic painting. It is suitable for beginners, those returning to acrylics, or those wanting to try out different techniques with acrylic paint.
    You will be taught, step- by- step, techniques such as colour mixing, washes, and impasto through painting a range of subjects.

    What to bring
    - A selection of acrylic paints
    - Selection of brushes – rounds (small and larger), and flat brushes
    - Palette knife
    - A3 or A4 acrylic paper (such as Daler Rowney Mixed media 250g/m paper)
    - Water pot (old tall plastic tubs work well for this such as soup tubs!)
    - Masking tape
    - Mixing palette – old polystyrene circles from frozen pizza packaging work well!
    - Paper towels
    - Pencil
    - Rubber
    - Ruler
    - Apron or wear old clothing (if you think you need to)

    If you have any further questions please email Leila on: Leila_Ward@msn.com

    About the Tutor

    Leila Ward is a Tring-based artist who studied Art and Design at Loughborough University School of Art and Design. She has experimented with different mediums over the years, and particularly likes drawing/ painting animals, and using watercolour, acrylic, and printing techniques. Leila runs the Tring Art Society, and enjoys making art more accessible to others, showing people that anyone can create art.

    Places must be booked in advance for this course

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    Three-week course: 18 May, 25 May, 1 Jun, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
    with Leila Ward

    This course will introduce you to beginner drawing techniques- looking at equipment, how to show depth through shading and perspective, and how to draw through identifying shape, form and texture.

    This workshop is aimed at beginners to drawing, and art in general, and those looking to improve their drawing skill. Adults (age 13 years +)

    Students should bring a selection of pencils (H, HB, 2B, 4B, 6B), an A4 sketch pad, a rubber, a pencil sharpener and a ruler.

    About the Tutor

    Leila Ward is a Tring-based artist who studied Art and Design at Loughborough University School of Art and Design. She has experimented with different mediums over the years, and particularly likes drawing/ painting animals, and using watercolour, acrylic, and printing techniques. Leila runs the Tring Art Society, and enjoys making art more accessible to others, showing people that anyone can create art.

    Places must be booked in advance for this course

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    Three-week course: 8 Jun, 15 Jun, 29 Jun (No class on 22 Jun), 1:30pm - 3:30pm
    with Leila Ward

    This course will give you an introduction to watercolours. It is suitable for beginners, those returning to using watercolours, or those wanting to try out different techniques. You will learn some of the basic techniques such as blending, washes, and wet on wet to paint a range of subjects.

    What to bring
    - Selection of watercolour paints (either pans or tubes)
    - Selection of brushes (such as Daler Rowney size 8 and 2 round, and at least one flat brush 1/2 inch - 1 inch, and a fan brush)
    - Watercolour paper
    - Water pot (old tall plastic tubs work well for this such as soup tubs!)
    - Masking tape
    - Masking fluid (needle tip or bring a brush to use with this),
    - Paper towels
    - Mixing palette
    - Small painting sponge
    - Pencil
    - Rubber
    - Ruler

    If you have any further questions please email Leila on: Leila_Ward@msn.com


    About the Tutor

    Leila Ward is a Tring-based artist who studied Art and Design at Loughborough University School of Art and Design. She has experimented with different mediums over the years, and particularly likes drawing/ painting animals, and using watercolour, acrylic, and printing techniques. Leila runs the Tring Art Society, and enjoys making art more accessible to others, showing people that anyone can create art.

    Places must be booked in advance for this course

    Click here for Terms & Conditions